Trump Advisor Stephen Miller: The Judiciary Is A Co-Equal Branch Of Gov't, "Not Supreme"


In an interview on ABC's 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos, one of Donald Trump's top policy advisers, Stephen Miller, discusses Ninth Circuit court of appeals decision to uphold the temporary stay on President Trump's temporary travel ban.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let's talk about the travel ban. You saw that action by the 9th Circuit panel late this week.

Is the administration going to appeal that decision to the Supreme Court?

MILLER: Well, as you know, we have multiple options and we're considering all of them. We can appeal the emergency stay to the Supreme Court. We can take our case on bond for the 9th Circuit. We can continue the appeal with the panel. Or we can return to the district court and have a trial on the merits.


STEPHANOPOULOS: Which are you going to do?

MILLER: -- we can pursue further executive actions. All options are on the table. The point I want to make to you, George, and the point I want to make your listeners is that we have equal branches of government in this country. The judiciary is not supreme.

A district judge in Seattle cannot force the President of the United States to change our laws and our Constitution because of their own personal views. The president has the power, under the INA, section 212(f)[8 U.S.C. 1182], to suspend the entry of aliens when it's in the national interest.

He has that same power under the Article II powers to conduct the foreign affairs of our country. And we will do whatever we need to do consistent with the law to keep this country safe.

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